DCSS - organisational structure

Our staff are based both on the University of Plymouth campus and at the Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth. Together we deliver teaching, dialogue, and research activities.

DCSS Director, Dr Fotios Moustakis, Associate Professor in Strategic Studies, Department of Strategic Studies and Maritime Warfare, University of Plymouth at Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth.  

DCSS Deputy Director, Professor Alan Myers, Defence Training and Education, Director Military Education, Director of Studies, University of Plymouth at Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth.  

DCSS Head of Learning, Dr Simon Murden, Lecturer in Strategic Studies, Department of Strategic Studies and Maritime Warfare, University of Plymouth at Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth.      

DCSS Head of Contemporary Maritime Operations, Mark Grove, Lecturer in Maritime Warfare, Department of Strategic Studies and Maritime Warfare, University of Plymouth at Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth.  

DCSS Head of Maritime Policy, Dr Harry Bennett, Associate Professor (Reader) in History, School of Humanities and Performing Arts, University of Plymouth.    

DCSS Head of Maritime Heritage, Dr Jane Harrold, Lecturer in Strategic Studies, Department of Strategic Studies and Maritime Warfare, University of Plymouth at Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth.

DCSS Head of Maritime Aviation, Philip Grove, University of Plymouth, at Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth

MA Programme Director at Plymouth Business School, Dr Stavros Karamperidis is Lecturer in Maritime Economics, Department of International Shipping, Logistics and Operations, University of Plymouth.

DCSS Expert in Radar and Telecommunications, Dr Chris Lavers has taught maritime and remote sensing topics since 1993. He is convenor of the Satellite Conservation Special Interest Group (ConICom) of the Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Society, and is a member of the Institute of Physics Environmental Physics Group Committee with special interest in satellite sensing.

Chris has published over 200 papers, reports and articles in physics and engineering and five books in the popular Reeds Marine Engineering Technology Series and the Reeds Introductions series, and a high-resolution remote sensing satellite imaging book looking at humanitarian applications with contributions from the US AAAS and UNITAR.

Honorary Professor (University of Plymouth) and Local Co-ordinator for the MA program in Applied Strategy and International Security at the Hellenic National Defence College, Dr Georgios Mourtos 

Honorary Professor James Bergeron, is a recognised political affairs advisor to Allied military leaders, having served as POLAD to eleven maritime and joint service commanders.

Has knowledge and experience gained across extensive involvement in the areas of naval operations, law, political science, university teaching and research, naval plans and policy support to senior naval leaders, followed by fourteen years as a defence diplomat for NATO. Author of numerous articles and recognised voice on legal, political and defence matters.

His skills have been honed in the crucible of active engagement on matters of high responsibility: from being a nuclear missile officer on an SSBN to being the political advisor during the Israel-Hezbollah War and NATO Operation Unified Protector in Libya.

Mr Stephen Moran MA: Fellow/Associate Lecturer, DCSS Projects Officer, PhD Studentship/Teaching Assistant.